Friday, June 10, 2011

HOW TO HIDE FILES WITHIN A .JPG IMAGE

Have you ever wanted to send a file to a friend in a very sneaky way? Or maybe wanted to keep files on your computer cleverly disguised, away from prying eyes? Well, using a simple trick with Windows, you can actually hide a file inside of a JPG picture file! Believe it or not, you can actually hide any type of file inside of a .jpg, (.txt, .exe, .mp3, .avi, etc.) Not only that, you can actually store multiple files inside of single JPG file, not just one! This can come in very handy if you need to hide files and don’t want to bother with encryption and all that other complicated stuff.


Before you start, you'll need to make sure you have at least one of the following programs installed:
WinZip  
 (They are all free)

Now we can begin.

1) First, create a new folder, anywhere. It doesn't matter what you name it, so long as you can remember the name. Put the files that you want to hide into this folder.
2) Make the folder into a .rar file (shown below). Name the .rar file "stuff.rar"




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3) Make a new folder, and name it "folder". Put the rar inside of this folder.
4) Take the .jpg image that you want to hide the rar inside of, and rename it to "image" (you can change it to whatever you want later on). Then put it into the folder you made in step #3. The .rar file and the .jpg image should be the only files inside of this folder.
5) Move "folder" (along with it's contents) to the directory "C:\"
6) Open up the command line by clicking start, run, typing cmd, and then hitting enter.
7) In the command prompt, type the following (without the quotes):
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"cd c:\"
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8) Press enter. Then type the following (without the quotes):
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 "cd folder"
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9) Press enter. Then type this (again without the quotes):
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"copy /b image.jpg + stuff.rar new.jpg"
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 Your command prompt should read the following:
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11) Open up the folder (the one you made in step 3). See "new.jpg"? That's the jpg with your rar hidden inside. You can rename it whatever you like. To open up the rar inside, simply open the image with 7-zip/winrar/winzip. It will open up your folder inside, where your hidden files are.
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Did it work? Leave me a comment!

88 comments:

  1. gotta check it out, sounds fun

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  2. this blog is full of information!

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  3. Great guide man. will be using this im sure. +1

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  4. That is amazing. How do you know this shit?

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  5. Didn't know that...
    +follow

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  6. Sneaky stuff, I'll remember this

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  7. Might have to try this out in the near future!

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  8. Is this related to the Internet Explorer security flaw a few years back where people were getting viruses from images? Same trick I mean?

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  9. Thanks man. If I ever need to hide a file, never have so far, I will now know how

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  10. I bet this is how the Russians send all their files.

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  11. Nice, this will be very useful!

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  12. Nice useful stuff here keep it up!

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  13. Imformative and quite scary. Cheeky ;)

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  14. look around for suspiciously large jpg files and you probably got a hidden rar file!

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  15. That's very cool, never seen that trick before

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  16. that's pretty cool. How the hell do people work these things out?

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  17. wow thats awesome now i can hide my passwords file in a picture.

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  18. I wonder what people are hiding right now in their profile pictures....

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  19. Ah good I've been looking for a simple guide on this. Thanks

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  20. That is AMAZING, haha!

    Now I know where I'm going to put my uhm...Private folders :3

    Followed for sure!

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  21. awsome guide for real haha, deff going to use this once.
    +following

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  22. Good tutorial. I already knew how to do it but this is well done.

    +following

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  23. I always wondered how to do this, but didn't bother looking it up. thanks!

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  24. Wow, great guide! Thanks, going to try it as we speak!

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  25. Cool stuff, and it might come in handy. Thanks a lot!

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  26. tried it and it works, pretty cool

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  27. cool im gonna try this i need to hide some files from my girlfriend

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  28. Perfect! I needed to do this. Thanks so much! Followed.

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  29. That is a pretty nifty trick thank you!
    I may use it one day :D

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  30. lol very ingenius method of hiding things

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  31. Nice, one of the best how to´s ever !!

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  32. Definitely a very useful guide for anyone who is forced to share their computer with other people.

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  33. Nice tip, I've actually done it before with avi type files though.

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  34. I've actually used this before, it's pretty handy...

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  35. You can do the same thing with MP3s. You can put anything you want before the frame header. That's how tags work.

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  36. I had a yuyuhakusho image once that contained the theme of yuyuhakusho

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  37. This is awesome! Ill be using this.

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  38. good to know for when you want to keep something from someone! thanks for the share.

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  39. Woah nice post! this is getting used :) haha

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  40. Really cool and actually useful!

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  41. I never even knew you could do this!

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  42. Very cool, I could actually use this.

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  43. Very cool tutorial. I had no clue. Thanks.

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  44. I've been wondering how to do this for a while. Thanks!

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  45. I'll probably never need to use this, but it's so cool! Hope to see more like this in the future from you.

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  46. Nice post, I've never heard of this. Sadly I don't use windows but I'm sure there is a way to do it on other OS's. Now that I know that you can do this I'll have to do some searchin'.

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  47. i wonder why that would be useful... hmm....

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  48. this is awesome. I feel like a secret agent.

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  49. This is very cool. It's really interesting that the image is still visible after binding.

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  50. cool stuff, thanks for sharing!

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  51. This is actually a very good blog. Thankyou for this information I feel like a computer hacker :D.

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  52. oh that is evil :D

    Going to use that for some.....stuff :P

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  53. Nice one making us mortals into hackers. :)

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  54. Nice, I can see this becoming useful!

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  55. man you are the shiizz +followed for sure keep puttin sweet stuff like this out its cool as hell

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  56. nice write up! very useful for those that dont already know. followed!

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  57. I love this blog! Nice job, man.

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  58. Wow, that actually worked. Thanks!

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  59. never knew that wow this is cool

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  60. Sweet, I'm going to try this on out something just to see if it works.

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